Local Authority Sustainable Energy: Opportunities, Constraints, Ways Forward

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, 14 September 2018
University of Warwick , Coin Street Neighourhood Centre 108 Stamford Street London ,SE1 9NH, United Kingdom

This conference is designed to provide a neutral and openspace for local authority personnel, already involved in sustainable energy, to share ideas, experiences, and to learn from one another. Given the fast pace of technological, business model, policy and political change this is an important time to assess opportunities, constraints and ways forward for local authorities across the broad spectrum of sustainable energy. The conference also provides a forum for networking and establishing new connections.

Attendance on the day is free. There are a number of funded places available, i.e. standard rail travel and one night’s accommodation are offered on a first come first served basis. Please contact the event organiser, Caroline Kuzemko, on: C.Kuzemko.1@warwick.ac.uk if you would like to apply.

What to expect:

The day starts, at 10:30am, with an opening address followed by 3 sets of break-out sessions. Each break-out session will kick off with two short presentations, and then participants will break down into smaller groups to identify and discuss opportunities, constraints and ways forward from ‘finance’, ‘legal & regulatory’ and ‘place & planning’ perspectives. Everyone should have an opportunity to attend each break-out session. Outputs from the day’s discussions, including ideas for ways forward, will be presented in the closing session from 16:00-16:30.

Presenters include: Wayne Bexton, Head of Energy Projects, Nottingham City Council; Caroline Carroll, Innovation Lead, Cornwall County Council; Jane Foreshaw, Project Director, Green Growth Wales and Hywel Lloyd, Associate Fellow, IPPR.

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